Commercial Air Conditioning Repair

A broken AC can be detrimental to the success of your business. Rising temperatures may lead to unsatisfied customers, a dangerous work environment, and may even damage inventory.

Control the temperatures at your business and ensure the comfort of your employees and customers, no matter the temperature outdoors. Count on Aire Serv® for reliable commercial air conditioner repair and replacement services.

For emergency commercial air conditioning repair, call us.

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The Types of Commercial Air Conditions We Service

We service many commercial air conditioner types including, but not limited to:

  • Split systems: This system is the most common commercial system. It utilizes ductwork consisting of an indoor evaporator system and an outdoor condensing unit.
  • Packaged Systems: These use ductwork to distribute air like a split system, however, both the condensing and evaporator system are "packaged" or housed outside within a single unit.
  • Ductless mini-splits: These systems do not utilize ducts, but instead use an indoor unit mounted to the wall or ceiling.
  • Evaporative cooler systems: Also known as “swamp coolers,” these systems are used in dry climates and remove heat, using evaporation. They are typically located on the roof and resemble split systems.
  • Window and floor model systems: Window and floor model units are designed to cool a single room or area of your business.

Commercial Air Conditioner Repair Service

Our commercial AC repair services start with an inspection of your entire system. Our team will diagnose the problem(s) at hand and make a plan for service.

During our repair process, we tackle the most stubborn commercial air conditioning issues, including:

  • No power: Faulty wiring, tripped breakers, or an overheated system can easily cut power to your air conditioner. We’ll inspect the root of this issue and make repairs or suggest panel upgrades.
  • Worn-out fan belt: Squealing sounds indicate a worn-out fan belt that could potentially snap, resulting in more-expensive repairs. Replacement is the best option for this part.
  • Refrigerant leak: A hissing sound typically indicates a refrigerant leak. We’ll perform a leak check and make recommendations for repair.
  • Frozen evaporator coil: Warm air exiting vents is a telltale sign of a frozen evaporator coil, which could result from poor air circulation, dirty air filters, or other causes. We’ll make sure to address all possible causes and repair it accordingly.
  • Defective fan motor: If your fan motor is ailing or broken, repair or replacement is vital to maintain proper air circulation.
  • Defective compressor: If your fan is operating but the air exiting your vents feels warm, it typically indicates a faulty compressor. As this is an expensive component, it’s best to discuss your repair versus replacement options with one of our professionals.
  • Clogged condensate drains: Algae, insects, dirt, and debris can collect in condensate drains, resulting in leaks and water damage. We can flush your system and prevent future clogs by applying an algaecide to the condensate drain.

Once repairs are complete, we recommend scheduling maintenance services. Professional maintenance services are designed to extend the life of your system and mitigate the need for emergency services.

Signs Your Businesses’ AC Unit Needs Repair

Contact our service professionals if you notice these common commercial AC repair issues:

  • The unit won’t turn on.
  • The unit is making strange noises or vibrating excessively.
  • The unit hums but the fan isn’t operating.
  • The fan runs, but the compressor has stopped working.
  • The unit is blowing warm or hot air.
  • The unit is leaking water.

Commercial Air Conditioner Replacement Service

Commercial AC replacement is often recommended for systems that are outdated or damaged beyond repair. Business owners who elect to replace benefit from:

  • Lower energy bills: An upgraded system could save you 20% to 40% on cooling costs due to improved Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings. While older systems typically have a SEER rating of 6 or less, today's systems have a minimum SEER rating of 13.
  • Lower carbon footprint: Less energy consumption reduces your carbon footprint, and newer systems utilize R-410A, a more environmentally friendly refrigerant.
  • Improved warranty: Newer units come with an upgraded warranty, which can help you save if repairs become necessary.
  • Better comfort: A newer system will be more reliable and energy-efficient when it comes to temperature control, which in turn improves overall air quality and comfort.
  • Available rebates and incentives: The federal government and occasionally local utility companies offer rebates and tax incentives for Energy Star®-rated air conditioners or new systems that meet certain efficiency standards.

Our service professionals will help you weigh your options and find the best fit for your building’s cooling needs. When it comes time to replace your system, we’ll carefully remove your existing one and correctly fit and test your new system.

Signs Your AC Needs Replacement

As your commercial AC unit ages, watch out for these signs of wear and tear:

  • The unit is older than 10 years.
  • The unit requires frequent or costly repairs that outweigh the value of your system.
  • The unit is no longer efficiently cooling your building(s).
  • The unit is creating excessive humidity, risking mold and other air quality issues.
  • Overall energy bills (usage) have spiked.

Find Commercial AC Repair Near Me

Don’t let your business suffer in the heat. Call or request an appointment online to get started with our commercial AC repair services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my commercial AC leaking water?

Some common reasons your commercial AC may be leaking water include:

  • Dirty or frozen coils
  • Damaged insulation on coils
  • Clogged or loose drain lines
  • Outdoor unit blockage

If you identify a leak with your unit, turn off your system to avoid further damage, and contact our service professionals for help.

Why is my commercial AC not blowing cold air?

Possible causes include:

  • Incorrect thermostat settings
  • Dirty air filters
  • Dirty condenser coils
  • Low refrigerant levels

The source of this issue is often difficult to identify. If checking or resetting your thermostat doesn’t help, count on Aire Serv for repair services.

How long do commercial AC units last?

Most commercial AC units last up to 10 years with proper maintenance and service. However, factors such as unit size, efficiency, use, and existing climate may affect this life expectancy.

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